Kokkola Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kokkola

October 28, 2017 Nicolette Lion

Kokkola (Swedish: Karleby) is a town and municipality of Finland. The town is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Ostrobothnia region. The town has a population of 47,722 (31 August 2017) and covers an area of 2,730.80 square kilometres (1,054.37 sq mi) of which 1,286.61 km (496.76 sq mi) is water. The population density is 33.04 inhabitants per square kilometre (85.6/sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Halsua, Kalajoki, Kannus, Kaustinen, Kronoby, Lestijärvi, Larsmo and Toholampi.
Things to do in Kokkola

1. Pedrina's Tex-Mex Restaurant

Isokatu 2, Kokkola, Finland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout Mexican Lunch, Dinner +358 6 8314755
Excellent
21%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
34%
Poor
6%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 74 reviews

Pedrina's Tex-Mex Restaurant

Reviewed By leffex - Pietarsaari, Finland

This is my third time at Pedrina’s. We have a family tradition; we are going out for lunch at the Father’s Day. My children invite me and I pay. This restaurant has usually Tex-Mex food, but on Father’s Day they had a special pork and beef menu. The dish was very tasty and to a reasonable price. I will definitely come back.

2. Ravintola Wanha Lyhty

Kokkola, Finland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff European, Scandinavian Lunch, Dinner HK$228 - HK$290 +358 6 8680188
Excellent
40%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

Ravintola Wanha Lyhty

Reviewed By kariheikki - Helsinki, Finland

This was our third visit within a year. We had a feeling that their menu had remained very similar during these visits. Actually it did not matter very much, since it was several months since our previous visit.
The restaurant is situated in nice basement premises which originally have been used as storages. The stairs down are a slight challenge if you have problems with your legs.
During our previous visits we have always been satisfied with food quality and this visit was not an exception. We had asparagus soup and blue-cheese garlic snails as starters, traditional escalope of Wanha Lyhty and fried salmon as mains and liqueur marinated strawberries with vanilla ice cream and icy cranberries with hot fudge sauce as desserts. All courses were well prepared and tasty. As you can notice, dishes are rather "traditional".
Only negative comment was that the service was a little bit slow due to the fact that most of the time there was only one waitress on duty.
As mentioned in the beginning, the menu seemed to be very similar to our previous visits, so I would hope to see some new dishes added on the list before our next visit...

3. Amarillo

Kauppatori 4, Kokkola 67100, Finland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +358 20 7808920
Excellent
11%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 53 reviews

Amarillo

Reviewed By Susan L - Stockholm, Sweden

This is a restaurant chain and I have tried many of the locations all over Finland. The restaurant is located in the Sokos hotel so it's perfect if you don't want to go out. This Tex mex restaurant is one of the better ones whit nice service and well done food. I eat the salmon whit sweet potato and scampi. Good size portion for 19.90 euro. They have taco, salads, meat and fish dishes so there is something for everyone.

4. Villa Skogman Restaurant

Isokatu 28, Kokkola 67100, Finland Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$196 - HK$667 +358 6 8349030
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

Villa Skogman Restaurant

Beautiful restaurant & guesthouse in 19th century wooden building in old part of town in Kokkola city center. Delicious fresh authentic nordic food, international wine selection and warm cozy atmosphere. Two unique guesthouse rooms. Treat your self with a hint of historic luxory!

Reviewed By Annaelile - Helsinki, Finland

Absolutely fantastic. Haven't spend night here, but had dinner. First of all, the service was excellent from start to finish. We felt very welcomed, even though we looked a bit rough after a long day and travel. Fish of the day was prepared perfectly, the meat dish of the day just melted in your mouth and wine recommendations were spot on. I've nothing bad to say about this place, best food I've had in a while. Fully recommend! Will visit again.

5. Mustakari

Mustakarintie, Kokkola, Finland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available European, Scandinavian Dinner +358 20 7808940
Excellent
23%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

Mustakari

Reviewed By Iksu - Tampere, Finland

Despite being "just another S Group restaurant", the summer restaurant Mustakari was a pleasant surprise considering the food and atmosphere. The pepper steak I had was excellent, fresh vegetables were perfectly "grilled", excellent souce and the meat was perfectly medium! Loved the place and interior, friendly service. The hummer soup was also yummy.
The bad things: dirty toilets, as everyone from the harbour seems to use them all the time and no baby changing facilities at all; our waitress was very nice, but could not speak Swedish at all, which should not be possible in this area; and the last bad thing - coffee, no special coffees (café latte etc) are available and that is just ridiculous.

6. Vohvelikahvila ja Taideleipomo

Pitkansillankatu 26, Kokkola, Finland Seating Cafe, European +358 40 8428819
Excellent
40%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Vohvelikahvila ja Taideleipomo

Reviewed By Adventure2Stockholm - Helsinki, Finland

The place offers nice waffles (both salty and sweet) and light sallads for lunch. Nice interior and outdoor Seating in the backyard in the old town.

7. Rosso Kokkola

Isokatu 4, Kokkola 67100, Finland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, European, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +358 6 8224281
Excellent
18%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 61 reviews

Rosso Kokkola

Reviewed By willem th v - Olsberg, Germany

Italian style restaurant with nice dishes.simple but good food,free salad bar. Also for drinks or coffees. Children friendly. Well placed in town center where you meet everyone from young to old.friendly service,english spoken

8. Tan Binh

Tehtaankatu 8, Kokkola 67100, Finland Reservations Asian, Vietnamese Lunch, Dinner +358 50 3069786
Excellent
16%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
8%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 24 reviews

Tan Binh

Reviewed By Eero N - Helsinki, Finland

Tan Binh Restaurant Fabriksgatan 8, Kokkola is a little Vietnam in Kokkola. They could make the menu more Vietnamese style with noodle soups etc. Now you can find noodles and fried rice different styles. Food was fresh and service was nice. Kokkola is not a city for culinarism so I can recommend this place if you can't find better :)

9. Cafe - Restaurant Kulma

Rantakatu 10, Kokkola 67100, Finland Wheelchair Accessible +358 40 6313314
Excellent
35%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Cafe - Restaurant Kulma

Reviewed By suomituristi2015 - Rovaniemi, Finland

Good location and selection guarantee that anybody will probably find something to eat or drink here. Even though it is part of a big chain of restaurants, it doesn't feel like it. Cakes are a bit pricy, but they taste good with a cup of coffee.

10. Phrikthai

Isokatu 14A, Kokkola 67100, Finland Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
72%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
14%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Phrikthai

Reviewed By Eero N - Helsinki, Finland

Phrikthai Isokatu 14A Kokkola, Suomi 67100 is a small thai lunch restaurant. There you could find a small buffet and also some a´la carte portions. Buffet was basic food nothing special. There are also some small sausages for kids.

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